microwaves

This Microwave Oven Is The Size Of A Thermos

This Microwave Oven Is The Size Of A Thermos

There’s a reason the microwave in your kitchen is a heavy brick: it uses a magnetron and vacuum tube technology that dates back to World War II. But since then, the technologies involved have been vastly improved (see mobile phone towers) and a company called Wayv in the UK is…

These Sugar-Based Anti-Reflective Fake Moth Eyeballs Are Not For Eating

These Sugar-Based Anti-Reflective Fake Moth Eyeballs Are Not For Eating

Do a quick scan of the journal Applied Physics Letters today, and you’ll find that researchers from Belarus and France have fabricated an anti-reflective coating made from sucrose and modelled after moth eyeballs. It could be manipulating microwaves one day, but right now, it’s just incredibly neat.